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  1. erroneous belief; false opinion.
  2. erroneous or unorthodox religious belief.
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Origin of misbelief

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at mis-1, belief
Can be confuseddisbelief misbelief unbelief
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Historical Examples

  • Joseph Glanvil is dead, and will not mind unbelief and misbelief and ridicule.

    Ideas of Good and Evil

    William Butler Yeats

  • He would not, indeed, have any put to death or imprisoned for their misbelief.

  • He came to think religion a part of his royal prerogative, and misbelief treason against his royal person.

  • Ye do well to take yourself at the right stot when ye wrong Christ by doubting and misbelief.

  • I charge you by the mercies of God, be not that cruel to grace and the new birth as to cast water on your own coal by misbelief.

British Dictionary definitions for misbelief


  1. a false or unorthodox belief
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